Predatory Mites

Here you can find papers on the friendly insect the predatory mite.

 

Tracking predation of subterranean pests: digestion of corn rootworm DNA by a generalist mite

Prischmann-Voldseth, D. A. and J. G. Lundgren. 2011. Tracking predation of subterranean pests: digestion of corn rootworm DNA by a generalist mite. Biocontrol Science and Technology 21(12): 1507-1510.

Generalist-feeding subterranean mites as potential biological control agents of immature corn rootworms

Prischmann-Voldseth, D. A., E. M. Knutson, K. E. Dashiell, and J. G. Lundgren. 2011. Generalist-feeding subterranean mites as potential biological control agents of immature corn rootworms. Experimental & Applied Acarology 55: 233-248.

Spider mite infestations reduce Bt toxin concentration in corn leaves and predators avoid spider mites fed Bt corn

Prager, S, X. Martini, H. Guvvala, J. Lundgren, and C. Nansen. 2014. Spider mite infestations reduce Bt toxin concentration in corn leaves and predators avoid spider mites fed Bt corn. Annals of Applied Biology 165: 108-116.